With Mardi Gras approaching this coming week, we want to provide you with a selection of our favorite New Orleans flavors to feast on until Fat Tuesday (or all year round, like we do). Creole and Cajun cuisine doesn’t have to be fattening. We have put a healthy spin on these dishes without sacrificing a single bit of flavor. So laissez les bons temps rouler!.. Let the good times roll!
Easy Slow Cooker Jambalaya
This delicious jambalaya is conveniently prepared in a slow cooker. Excellent choice for Super Bowl, a hectic weekend, or even a busy work day. 8 to 10 PointsPlus per serving.
Grilled Shrimp Po’ Boys
A flavorful, fresh tasting grilled shrimp po’ boy sandwich, based on a Neely’s recipe, but way healthier than you’d usually find in New Orleans.
Rich Shrimp Etouffee
Shrimp etouffee is a spicy New Orleans Cajun/Creole classic that will make your taste buds tingle! At just 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving, this rich dish is deceptively easy on the waist.
Tangy Spicy Shrimp Creole
This easy Creole dish is packed with spicy flavor, and is smothered in a tomato-based sauce instead of a roux like etouffee. Just 6 PointsPlus per serving.
Creole Split Pea Soup with Andouille
A delicious Creole twist on a classic soup. And with andouille sausage! At 10 PointsPlus per serving, no need to feel guilty enjoying a big ol’ bowl.
Cajun Stuffed Chicken
Got a freezer-full of chicken but sick of chicken? Spice it up by stuffing it with a creole-inspired seafood mixture! 13 to 15 PointsPlus per serving.
Creative Commons licensed “Mardis Gras” photo by Flickr user cobblucas.